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Old August 7, 2002, 09:41 PM   #1
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You know you're a reloader when...

You use the plastic primer trays as coasters to save the furniture.

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Old August 7, 2002, 09:48 PM   #2
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Old August 7, 2002, 11:01 PM   #3
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I like your idea for coasters but do not want to share my dew with reptiles.
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Old August 7, 2002, 11:11 PM   #4
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Is it my old eyes or is that a wooden primer tray ?

Regrettably, I have thrown away a jillion of em.....now miss em.

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Old August 8, 2002, 12:30 AM   #5
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You know your're a reloader when...

1) you've used a 28 ga hull and electrical tape to splice the garden hose.

2) you have a collection of 25 # "shot" bags

3) friends want said bags to make sandbags.

4) vaccum cleaner "rattles" when used in or around reload area

5) vaccum cleaner has ever gone BANG and people slowly creep down the hall to ask if your ok (primer oops)

6) you have used a primer tray as a coaster ( I collected the black ones)
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Old August 8, 2002, 02:36 AM   #6
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1. You drill out the primer pocket on a 12 ga. shotgun shell and use it for a muzzle guide on an M1A

2. You're got more than 15,000 loaded rounds. No caliber limit.
2b. or you've got more than 7,500 loaded rounds (in one caliber).

3. You've got a separate defunct refrigerator for your ammo.

4. and another one for your > 20,000 primers

5. and another for your > 32 lb of powder. One and 2 lb cans don't count. Those are in another 'fridge.

6. You have more than 5,000 unloaded bullets (2 caliber limit).

7. You're broke because of all the above-mentioned bargains you found.

8. Best for last: You're retired/semi-retired/on vacation/unemployed, but you're up past your bedtime in front of the reloading bench.
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Old August 8, 2002, 02:54 AM   #7
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moredes....sounds like you have visited my refrigerator and freezer museum.

Vacuums.........Uprights should never be allowed in loaders houses. Tank types that suck through the bag are fine.
The ultra high speed Orecks tend to get the fan out of ballance when "primered"....mini earthquake till it throws the blades.

None of my wives ever saw the humor of a destructing vacuum.

Sam.....sigh.
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Old August 8, 2002, 04:24 AM   #8
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Old August 8, 2002, 08:58 AM   #9
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CR Sam: ex wives do not see the humor in anything

One didn't know what a vaccum was, much less how to use. Serious - I don't think she would have known if an "upright" was upright.

Now her Dad, (and we are still great running buddies) laughed his butt off when the vaccum went POW, said I had finally reached another "right of passage"--there's a club for guys like us.

We usually get to sleep on the couch the night before we buy the tank type to keep the red-head at bay. But then again it won't fit in the closet--thats were the bags of hulls go. Never again-especially a red head.
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Old August 8, 2002, 10:12 AM   #10
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That is one ugly dog by that can of Dew.
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Old August 8, 2002, 11:02 AM   #11
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re1973....
Welcome to my world
It's wiered.

Couple of my father in laws remained good friends.

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Old August 8, 2002, 04:48 PM   #12
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Is your reptile supposed to be a dinosaur or a turtle? I have seen dinosaurs in a similar pose like that at several of my fellow geologist homes. If so are you a member of the "rock trade"?

Just curious from a professional "rock-hound" working for an oil company.
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Old August 8, 2002, 05:47 PM   #13
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I ain't sharin' my Dew...

The little fella, (a hatchling dinosaur) is guarding it next to my computer monitor, my wife and two stepsons wouldn't think twice about filching my last cold can of Dew were it left unprotected.

I have other "guardians" around things I hold near and dear.

Sam, I didn't know they sold primers in wooden trays. When did that happen? I'm assuming that was before the world turned color, halfway through "The Wizard of Oz". You remember, don'tcha?

Here's another guard posted near an item Sam may remember something about.

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Old August 8, 2002, 07:51 PM   #14
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You know you're a reloader when..
Everytime you price something non-shooting related (furniture, prom dresses, senior pictures, etc) you mentally calculate how many bullets, primers and/or cans of powder you could get for the same price.
"The Blue Press", Midway USA & Weidners catalogs are prime bathroom reading material.
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Old August 8, 2002, 10:32 PM   #15
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You know you are a reloader when you watch the news about the fighting going on around the world and wish you could some how scarf up the mt brass.
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Old August 9, 2002, 12:44 AM   #16
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You know you're a reloader when...

You can cite "recipes" but...

can't remember your wife's b-day,
appointments
have to consult a cookbook for how many grains--err I mean how much of a spice

CR Sam -thanks, I think , I'm in good company then , I take that as a compliment Sir

Damn- that picture reminds me of my ex when the vaccum went POW

Anyone else try to figure a way for one of those carts that picks up golf balls --to pick up shotgun hulls---I think it would sell--really
( I'll read where some guy does this, gets rich, and -hey Its was my idea first!!)
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Old August 9, 2002, 09:01 AM   #17
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Your cedar closet contains no woolen winter cloths, but does contain 15 pounds of smokeless powder and 25,000 primers, among other assorted goodies.
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Old August 9, 2002, 11:08 AM   #18
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4) vaccum cleaner "rattles" when used in or around reload area

5) vaccum cleaner has ever gone BANG

Have to admit...been there done that.
Would never had had the courage to admit it publically till now.

I like cheap vacs but so far have never clobbered one with an "AD"


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Old August 9, 2002, 11:45 AM   #19
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I still have some wooden primer boxes!

Probably older than me...what should I do with them?
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Old August 9, 2002, 01:21 PM   #20
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You know you're a reloader when you spend more time picking up brass than actually shooting.

Gewehr: Is that one of the 'pig cops" from Duke Nukem?
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Old August 9, 2002, 10:39 PM   #21
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Wooden Primer Trays...

Steve, if I were you, I'd head on over to the nearest Antiques Roadshow when it comes to town!

Poodleshooter, yup, it's the police pig from Duke Nukem, he's got an extra riot mask and pump shotgun that came in the package with him.

Sam, you may not be familiar with the glass envelope thingies of that Jolida 502 amplifier. I think they were called "valves" when you and Mr. Crooks first started manipulating electrons. My generation called them vacuum tubes.

You know you're a reloader when the pet store automatically holds a big bag of crushed walnut aside for you when they make their store order.

Or the tire store holds a 5-gallon bucket of broken wheel weights aside for you, even when the fishing sinker folks bug them for it.
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Old August 9, 2002, 11:48 PM   #22
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You know you are a reloader when your progressive is mounted on the same table your PC is on. Like mine
And ours (mine and hubby's).

re1973 and Sam - ROFL at vacuum cleaners that go BANG.
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Old August 10, 2002, 03:56 PM   #23
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I was at the range the other day and a guy shooting a lot (!!) of 9mm and was equally serious about collecting all his brass. During a cease fire, I asked him about his loading setup. He said that he doesn't reload, but a friend reloads for him, "Just because he enjoys it." Now that's a good friend. And that's a reloader.
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Old August 11, 2002, 12:16 AM   #24
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Old August 11, 2002, 12:20 AM   #25
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Really, I have no idea if they're worth a dime...are they? I was thinking of using them as cool coasters. They're still out in the barn (with primers) in a fishing tackle box.
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